Reviews by Topic

Our analysis shows how reviewers feel about different topics. Please note these are not full reviews.

Comfort

Atlas Packs Athlete

(1/2)

Important: Choose the Adventure or Athlete hip belt – otherwise you will have literally no padding on your hips. I don’t recommend using the bag without a hipbelt either. The Adventure belt is more comfortable as it provides two layers of foam padding and a wider webbing and buckle – it’s also bigger and bulkier.

Positive
1 month ago

Pacsafe Vibe 25 ECONYL Pack

(1/2)

I have been pleasantly surprised at the comfort riding in the heat; I haven't actually noticed much difference compared to my dedicated bike-commuting pack that has an integrated suspension system to hold it away from your back. I'm guessing this has to do with the low profile of the Pacsafe Vibe that keeps it from totally covering your whole back. I'm 5' 9" and a lean build and have found the pack very comfortable. The laptop pouch (which doubles to hold your hydration bladder) securely holds a 13-14" laptop with great padding

Positive
jz525
3 years ago

Hiking

Atlas Packs Athlete

(1/1)

I also purchased a Capture Clip from Peak Designs which allows you to fix the camera to the shoulder strap in place while hiking – a great addition to this pack.

Positive
1 month ago

Pacsafe Vibe 25 ECONYL Pack

(1/1)

However, as a hiking backpack this bag leaves a bit to be desired. The straps offer cross-body stabilization, but minimal padding. The bag also lacks external loops for additional gear/trekking pole attachment.

Negative
MDBMD
3 years ago

Compartment

Carry-on

Strap

Pacsafe Vibe 25 ECONYL Pack

(1/1)

There’s a handy loop at the top for grab-and-go and the straps are nicely adjustable, as are the sternum and waist straps.

Positive
MDubin
3 years ago